Calculator: Alcohol level, alcohol breakdown, alcohol and driving

With the alcohol level calculator, you can calculate the alcohol level correctly for beer, wine, champagne, cocktails and alcohol shots. Complete with alcohol breakdown per hour, driving ability and residual alcohol.

At a Glance

  • To calculate your alcohol level and the time required to break it down, details such as gender, body weight, type of alcohol, alcohol content, number of glasses or bottles consumed are required.
  • Medical examinations have proven that our body breaks down alcohol at a constant rate. And because the liver of adolescents is less efficient than that of adults, it takes longer for young people to break down alcohol.
  • Alcohol is one of the most common causes of death in road traffic. Even small amounts of alcohol have a fatal effect on driving ability. Therefore, one must not drive if you consumed alcohol.
  • The liver does 90 to 98 percent of the work in breaking down alcohol. We only excrete a small portion via the skin, kidneys, and lungs.

A cool beer, a tasty wine and as a toast, a small glass of sparkling wine or champagne — pretty soon, you have built up your alcohol level. How quickly does alcohol break down again? When am I able to drive again or must I be afraid that I will be endangering the life of another person or losing my driver’s license? How long does it take for me to sober up again after a cocktail, tequila, vodka or whiskey? SimpleSimply the number of alcoholic drinks and the alcohol level calculator delivers a clearly arranged table with corresponding alcohol levels.

Calculate alcohol level and breakdown

How can you sober up faster?

Medical examinations have proven that our body breaks down alcohol at a constant rate. Even if your friends swear on their personal secret recipe – none of it helps. The liver of adolescents is less efficient than that of adults. That’s why it takes longer for young people to break down alcohol.

Alcohol and driving

Alcohol is one of the most common causes of death in road traffic. Every year thousands of people die from it. Even small amounts of alcohol have a fatal effect on driving ability. Therefore, a simple rule applies when you are traveling by car, motorcycle or bicycle: Do not drink alcohol!

How does alcohol affect your driving?

Many people think that they can still drive after a glass of wine or two bottles of beer. But this impression is deceptive. Because in the body, alcohol acts like an anesthetic. From as little as 0.2 per mille on, you can see worse and steer less easily. From approx. 0.5 per mille on, the ability to react decreases, speeds are misjudged and the willingness to take risks is increased. At about 0.8 per mille, the reaction speed is significantly slower. Fatigue and concentration problems occur. The risk increases very much!

How is alcohol broken down?

Alcohol acts on our cells like poison. Through the skin, kidneys, and lungs we excrete only a small part of the alcohol. That’s why drunks often smell like booze. Our liver does between 90 and 98 percent of the work. The liver breaks down alcohol to protect our cells from dying.

How quickly does alcohol break down in the body?

This cannot be answered in general terms. How much alcohol you have in your blood at any given time in the evening does not only depend on how many alcoholic beverages you have drunk so far. It also depends on whether you’ve eaten something before. Your age, weight, and size also play an important role.

Effect 0.1 per mille alcohol

Even small amounts of alcohol have a disinhibiting effect. We are becoming more outgoing, our mood is loosened. What we don’t realize is that we are already misjudging distances.

Effect 0.3 per mille alcohol

At this level, there is often a slight reduction in visual performance. Our alertness and responsiveness are diminishing, our critical faculty is reduced and the willingness to take risks is increasing.

Effect 0.5 per mille alcohol

We see worse and worse, we have lost about 15% of our visual performance with this per mille value. The hearing is also impaired and we are no longer able to estimate speeds correctly. It can happen that we accidentally bump into someone while walking by. It is not uncommon for us to get angry because we are more irritable than in a sober state.

Effect 0.8 per mille alcohol

We can hardly concentrate anymore and it comes to the tunnel vision. That’s what they call it when our field of vision is limited by about a quarter. With this per mille value, our reaction time is extended by about 30 to 50 percent and we have to struggle with imbalances. At the same time, many become euphoric, uninhibited and overestimate themselves, a dangerous combination. The intoxication can hardly be overlooked for our environment.

Effect 1 per mille alcohol

In the so-called intoxication stage, visual acuity and especially spatial vision deteriorate further. We are confused and have clear speech, reaction, balance and orientation disorders. If you have so much alcohol in your blood, you’ve lost your ability to criticize. These are clear warning signals for alcohol poisoning.

Effect 2 per mil alcohol

From this level, one needs medical help. Anyone who reaches the stunning stage hardly reacts and moves uncoordinated. By vomiting, the body tries to get rid of at least the alcohol in the stomach. At the same time, muscle relaxation may occur.

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